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    Increasing everyone's taxes by the amount of the penalty, and then give a tax credit for this same amount if you had qualified insurance.

    Mathematically, the same as current law, but there would be no question about constitutionality, and people prefer to get a benefit for doing something rather than a penalty for not doing it.  It also is less heavy handed of government.

    The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

    by nextstep on Sun May 29, 2011 at 06:33:53 PM PDT

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